23 november 2022

Invitation: “Science for Policy in EU member states: what can we learn from each other?“

Joep Bresser

Joep Bresser


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Registrations have now opened for our event on Science for Policy in EU member states on December 14th. Attendance is possible both on-site and online. Keep in mind spots for on-site participation are limited.

Invitation: “Science for Policy in EU member states: what can we learn from each other?“

You can now register through the following link: go to the registration form.


The Covid-19 pandemic has been a stress test for science advice to policy makers. It clearly showed the need to better connect science and policy. Not only within, but also between member states we have seen contrary and uncoordinated messages about issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic, leading to different approaches in the several member states. It clearly shows the need to make the interface between the worlds of policymaking and research more efficient and effective. What can we learn from each other? How can we improve coordination at a European level? And how can we ensure efficient sharing of scientific knowledge to be adapted in a national context?


The European Commission analyzed the current situation and ways forward in the recently published Staff Working Document on Supporting and connecting policymaking in the Member States with scientific research. This event aims to discuss the best way forward on the road to creating a better connected Science for Policy ecosystem across Europe. 


Word of welcome: Jurgen Rienks, director of Neth-ER

Key note: Lorenzo Melchor Fernandez, policy analist, Joint Research Centre & Alessandro Allegra, Policy Assistant to the Deputy Director-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission, European Commission



Moderator: Anne-Greet Keizer, Research fellow and international liaison at the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy


  • Marileen Dogterom, President, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Jacques Verraes, Deputy Head of Unit, DG RTD Science Advice Mechanism, European Commission
  • Jaakko Kuosmanen, Chief Coordinator, Science Advice Initiative of Finland
  • Liina Eek, RITA programme manager, Estonian Research Council

Date & time: 14 december 2022, 15:00-17:30 (CET)
Language: English
Format: Hybrid event